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Nowadays everything is web compatible... well a lot of things are on their way to being that.
There are also universal remotes that can be programed to control everything and are not limited to just your entertainment system anymore. eg. house lights, ovens, window shades, convertible roofs (See Ice Tea on MTV Cribs).
Combine that with your web compatible cell phone (they in fact are almost capable of anything).
At&t now offers the option to be able to control your DVR. Can you imagine having to say "Hold on baby, I have to change the channel."
Thanks TechnaBob & Crunchgear